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Whitland or Hen Dy Gwyn ar Daf, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Whitland or Hen-Dy-Gwyn ar Daf, a celebrated place in Carmarthenshire, situated in the parishes of Llangan and Llanboidy. It is an important junction on the G.W.R., as there are railways from this station to Tenby and Pembroke Dock, and to Cardigan. It has a weekly market for meat and farm produce, and also a monthly market for the sale of stock, &c. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Hen-Dy-Gwyn was formerly the residence of Howell the Good, who drew up here the great code of laws in the middle ages. Whitland Abbey, the residence of the Yelvertons, is 2 miles distant. Its church is called Eglwys-Fair-ar-Daf or St Mary's on the Taf. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtNarberth1837 - 1935
Registration districtCarmarthen1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carmarthenshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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